McDonald's employees protest sexual harassment
For the first time ever, McDonald’s workers in Chicago are joining a nationwide strike protesting sexual harassment. Workers say they are fed up with McDonald’s failure to address things like groping, lewd comments, and propositions for sex.
The strike is set to happen at 11 a.m. in front of McDonald’s corporate headquarters and it comes on the heels of the #MeToo movement.
Workers will demand the company to form a committee comprised of employees, representatives from corporate and franchise stores as well as leaders of national women's groups.
The strike comes four months after workers in Chicago filed 10 charges of sexual harassment. The organization that helped with those charges is the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. The charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission detailing sexual harassment.